United Airlines responds to removing family from flight

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This report is from Radio.com and posted on MSN.  There is no reporter listed for credit.  Though it is tough travelling with children, rules are rules.  I’m sure if the FAA got wind of the flight commencing with someone not adhering to the rules, the Airline would be fined, or sued by other travelers.  Here’s the report:

A family was kicked off of a United Airlines flight due to their 2-year-old daughter refusing to wear a mask.

TMZ reported that Eliz Orban and her husband were boarding a flight from Denver to Newark with their daughter. While the parents were wearing a face mask, their daughter refused to wear one and threw a temper tantrum.

Orban’s husband did everything he could to put the face mask on his daughter, but she refused.

Suddenly, a flight attendant walked up to the couple and told them that they needed to exit the aircraft immediately. The husband tried explaining the situation and offered ways to cover the toddler’s face, but the flight attendant allegedly booted them off the flight.

The family said that United Airlines would not remove their luggage from the cargo hold, which included a car seat for the child.

While Orban claimed that the family had been banned from United for life, sources close to the airline say that’s not the case.

United Airlines has offered a statement regarding the incident, saying, “The health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority, which is why we have a multi-layered set of policies, including mandating that everyone onboard two and older wears a mask.”

The statement continued, “We are investigating this specific incident and have made contact with the family. We also refunded their tickets and returned their car seat and bags.”

  • Radio.com
  • 12/14/2020
  • Staff